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There are very few cases, especially in sport, when being compared to tumbleweed can be a positive reflection of an athlete’s high sporting pedigree. However, when the tumbleweed in question contains numerous world class athletes relentlessly gathering major medals and records, Olympic bronze
A round-up of the latest action at the Jamaican and US Championships in Kingston and Sacramento Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson was among the winners at the Jamaican Championships and world trials in Kingston on Friday, while Kendra Harrison was another with a world-leading ...
Tyson Gay isn’t really ready to race again. Not now, not yet, just eight months after his 15-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet from a shootout in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jamaica's Olympic 100m and 200m sprint champion Elaine Thompson will not attempt the double at the London World Championships after she was entered for only the 100m at the National Senior Championships which begins today inside the National Stadium. Thompson, who has an automatic spot in ...
The hunt for places on Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Championships in London begins today at the National Stadium. General secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, declared yesterday that all is in place for the four-day meet. "After several
Britain’s newest boxing stars Lawrence Okolie, Reece Bellotti and Charlie Edwards trained hundreds of young boxers in West London yesterday to raise money to help the victims Grenfell Tower fire which happened last week. The boxers and trainers held boxing training session as collection
Maria Lasitskene underlined her position as overwhelming favourite to retain the world high jump title this summer as she produced her fifth jump this season of 2.00m or higher – easily enough to earn maximum IAAF Diamond League points in Stockholm at the Bauhaus Galan on Sunday (18).
British Athletics today announced 32 athletes in the first wave of selections for the European Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy on July 20-23, with a 20-strong team also selected for the Mannheim International in Germany on July 1-2. Europe’s top ranked junior this year over the
Andre De Grasse took advantage of a huge following wind in Stockholm at the sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season to run a faster 100m than he has ever previously managed, his 9.69 comfortably topping this year’s world list, albeit annulled for record purposes by the 4.8m/s of wind ...
An additional 60,000 tickets will be available across the whole IAAF World Championships, including most popular 100m finals sessions and opening night. Additional tickets for all IAAF World Championships London 2017 sessions are to go on sale on Thursday June 15 at 10:00 to mark the 50 days
NOT SINCE Carolina Kluft set the European heptathlon record of 7032 in 2007 has any woman touched the 7000-point barrier but that gap was bridged in Gotzis last month by Belgium’s Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam in one of the greatest heptathlon competitions of all-time. Thiam
Usain Bolt has cautioned Canadian young gun Andre De Grasse to temper his expectations of dethroning him at the world championships in London in August.
Power was on display everywhere you looked at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday night (8). Whether in the booming right arm of Thomas Röhler, the elastic spring of pole vaulter Katerini Stefanidi or the supreme pace of sprinters Dafne Schippers, Andre De Grasse and Chinjindu
Britain’s greatest ever distance runner to fine-tune in London Stadium ahead of double world title defence bid Mo Farah has announced a final chance for fans to see him compete at the home of his famous ‘double gold’ triumph of London 2012. With both of Farah’s sessions at
Hannah Cockroft (coach: Jenni Banks) completed a clean-sweep of world records in the T34 events, after lowering the 1500m best with a scintillating performance in Nottwil on the second day of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix. In her first 1500m race since 2014, Cockroft pushed magnificently
How do you replace Usain Bolt? In a sport despoiled by drugs and deceit he achieved the remarkable by making people want to believe. He did it using freakish athleticism and slacker cool, Barnum, Bailey and Bolt, the greatest showboat we had seen since Muhammad Ali. Now he is set to leave the ...
The Great Manchester Run will go ahead on Sunday following talks over security after the Manchester Arena attack. Europe's largest 10km run had more than 35,000 runners last year and there will also be a half-marathon this time. "Manchester is a truly resilient city and we look forward to ...
The eighth episode of the current season of IAAF Inside Athletics features an exclusive interview with double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson. After her runner-up finish in an epic 200m showdown with Dafne Schippers at the 2015 World Championships, the 24-year-old Jamaican has become
Eight men with sub-10 second lifetime bests will line up for the start of the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 27 May, the third stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series. Each 100m race at the meeting since 2011 has been clocked at 9.90 or faster, making it one of the showcase
The World Championships medals that will be won in London this summer have been revealed, with a shape based on the curves of an athletics track. Symbols of every event feature on the design, while the London skyline is included with Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the Shard and Big Ben. The
MONTREAL -- Russia's anti-doping agency is ready to take its first toddling steps back to credibility later this month. So said the World Anti-Doping Agency's Foundation Board, which lengthened RUSADA's leash slightly Thursday without unclipping it. RUSADA, whose role in a corrupt system was
Five world-class British sprinters are expected to be the main contenders for three places at this summer’s World Championships in London The men’s 200m will be the most hotly contested event of the British Athletics Team Trials at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham from 1-2
Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson set the fastest time in the world this year when she won the women's 100 metres at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday. The Jamaican left the rest of a quality field in her wake to finish in a time of 10.78 seconds, almost
Great Britain's Adam Gemili claimed third place in men's 200m at the Diamond League event in Shanghai. Shona Malcolm, Dr Margaret Werrett, Dave Jessett, Jon Mason and Alison Jordan will be amongst more than 200 technical officials involved in delivering the championships. American Noah ...
Five UK officials have been appointed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to officiate at the World Para Athletics Championships taking place in July in the London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Shona Malcolm, Dr Margaret Werrett, Dave Jessett, Jon Mason and Alison
There was a time when Paula Radcliffe would have been high on the list of athletes I most admired. Around the turn of the century she ran with a red ribbon on her vest, expressing opposition to doping and her frustration at authorities not doing enough. How could you not cheer when Radcliffe
At London's World Championships this August, Usain Bolt will run the final race of his golden career. Steve Cram travelled to Kingston, Jamaica, to speak exclusively to Bolt about his hopes for the summer and what the future holds when he finally steps off the track. Bolt's retirement
A 90-metre javelin throw at any stage of the season is noteworthy. But a 93.90m throw on a season’s debut suggests Thomas Rohler could be set for an incredible year.
The latest names for the Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester have been announced, as street level athletics returns to the city centre. The Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester will take place on the evening of Friday 26 May on the purpose-built sprint track on Deansgate and in a pop-up athletics ...
KIM COLLINS will return to the Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester as the favourite rather than the underdog after his against-all-odds victory on Deansgate a year ago. The St Kitts and Nevis veteran shocked the crowds in Manchester and on BBC Sport last year as the then-40-year-old
It was like the Olympics had landed at Aspire Academy earlier this morning! Students of the Academy were given the rare opportunity to learn and train with some of the world’s best athletes who inspired progression and adding to skill sets.
KENYA'S MARY KEITANY took 41 seconds off the women’s-only world record* at the Virgin Money London Marathon, running 2:17:01 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23). In an incredible display of front-running, the 2009 world half marathon champion set off on her own with just a
RETIRED Jamaica-born high jumper Germaine Mason has died in an early morning motorcycle crash along the Palisadoes main road in Kingston.
THE IAAF DOPING Review Board has agreed that the applications of seven Russians have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. The Doping
Well according to Paula Radcliff it should. After London Marathon winner Jemima Sumgong had tested positive for EPO in an out of competition test, Radcliffe spent no time in voicing her opinion to BBC Radio 5 live. Radcliff said "I do advocate making doping a criminal offence so that you can
DOUBLE PARALYMPIC 100m champion Jonnie Peacock has joined forces with the organisers of London 2017 to urge the British public to support the nation’s top para athletes at this summer’s World Para Athletics Championships 14 – 23 July. Peacock, who famously was forced to
AMERICA'S first Olympic gold medalist in the women’s 400-meter hurdles returns to the Prefontaine Classic in the meet’s best-ever field in the event. The superb collection includes not only every Olympic medalist from Rio, but also the two-time defending World Champion and the reigning
THE TWO BEST triple jumpers in the world—Americans Christian Taylor and Will Claye—will go head-to-head at the Prefontaine Classic in a stellar field that includes all three medalists from the Rio Olympic Games. Christian Taylor, still only 26, is a major draw to the sport and the
  Doha, Qatar: With the Doha 2017 Diamond League now less than 6-weeks away, some of athletics’ biggest female stars have been added to the world-class line up of Olympic and World Champions that will open their outdoor seasons in Doha. Tickets are on sale now at
THE VIRGIN MONEY London Marathon is the world’s largest one-day fundraising event and more than 75 per cent of the 39,000+ runners will be raising money for charity on Sunday 23 April, adding to the incredible total of £830+ million raised in the first 36 years of the event. Behind
On the eve of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, some of the world’s top middle and long distance runners joined IAAF President Sebastian Coe, dignitaries from the Local Organising Committee and IAAF Ambassadors Tegla Loroupe and Paul Tergat at the pre-event press ...
LONDON -- International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe and members of the British Lionhearts and Italia Thunder boxing teams were among those caught up in a terrorist attack in Westminster here today, where five people have died and at least 40 injured. ...
ACCORDING TO IAAF Legendary sprinter Kim Collins will join Usain Bolt in retiring from the sport at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 Collins, the 2003 world 100m champion, has enjoyed a distinguished career competing for St Kitts & Nevis for more than 20 years, but will call time
BRITISH ATHLETICS today sent a strong signal of intent by selecting its first choice relay squads for the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas on 22-23 April 2017. Brimming with talent, the squads include nine Olympic relay medallists, 10 World Championship relay medallists and 15 European relay
BRITISH ATHLETICS have today announced a 16-strong team ahead of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda on Sunday 26 March 2017. Consisting of four athletes, the senior women’s team is headed up by the experienced Claire Duck (coach: Mike Baxter), with English ...
TICKETS HAVE returned to sale today (8 March) for both the World Para Athletics Championships (14-23 July) and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (04-13 August) with availability once more within all sessions. Organisers have also increased the availability of the massively popular ...
TWO-TIME European indoor champion Laura Muir has sparked a huge rush for tickets for this summer’s IAAF World Championships London 2017 (04-13 August) following her stunning double gold medal win in Belgrade. Muir pulled off the performances of the European Indoor Championships in Serbia
ANDY POZZI (coach: Benke Blomkvist) struck European Indoor gold in superb fashion to win British Athletics’ first medal of the 2017 European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Heading into the final as the gold medal favourite and with the fastest time this year under his belt,
LED BY superb gold medals from Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young) and Asha Philip (Steve Fudge) over 3000m and 60m respectively, the British Athletics team ended the third and final day of the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia with 10 medals - an equal best tally at the championships


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